Joint NPA/WIDG Seminar: Phillip Barbeau, Duke University - “In-COHERENT: What you can do with the World’s Smallest Neutrino Detector”

Event time: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Wright Lab - Connector (EAL ), WLC-108 (Conference Room) See map
270 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The coherent elastic scattering of neutrinos off nuclei was first predicted 43 years ago with the realization of the neutral weak current. The predicted cross-section is the largest of any known neutrino interactions; however, the process has remained undetected until recently due to the daunting experimental challenges. I will report briefly on the first observation of this process, newly announced by the COHERENT collaboration—an effort which has major contributions from a large team at Duke and the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory.
I will focus this talk on the broad array of questions that these neutrino detectors (both coherent and in-coherent) at a new neutrino facility such as the Spallation Neutron Source, can play in answering important questions in particle physics.

Open to: 
undergraduate